The MSI 9S7-16F442-660 15.6" Notebook Computer is built with gaming and multimedia use in mind. The chassis features a bold design with a sleek brushed aluminum black body kit.
The 15.6" widescreen display features LED backlighting, which uses less power than CCFL backlighting. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution powered by a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M graphics card with 3GB of GDDR5 discrete memory. The display can play Full HD 1080p content natively without upscaling. The screen also has an anti-reflective finish, which reduces glare in brightly lit environments.
The system is powered by a quad-core 4th generation Haswell 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7-4810MQ processor. It also has 12GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM, a 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a multi-format media card reader, 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in Dynaudio speakers.
Windows 8.1 is the installed operating system. Windows 8.1 improves the user experience of Windows 8 with several additions and changes. The Start button returns, but has two limited core functions. A left click takes you to the redesigned Start screen featuring tiles that update in real-time. A right click brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control Panel and more. You will also be able to boot directly to the traditional desktop screen instead of the Windows 8.1 Start screen. Windows 8.1 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.
Quad-Core 4th-Gen Haswell Intel Core i7 Performance
The GT60 houses a 4th generation Haswell Intel Core i7-4810MQ processor. Its quad cores have a stock speed of 2.8 GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.8 GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicated 6MB L3 cache, 12GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to game as well as multitask smoothly and efficiently.
Dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M Graphics
Built for a visually stunning gaming experience, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M arms you with industry-leading technologies including DirectX 11 support, dynamic PhysX effects, CUDA and more. Based on NVIDIA's Kepler GPU architecture, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M provides optimal performance per watt. The SMX streaming multiprocessor is twice as efficient as the prior generation and the new geometry engine draws triangles twice as fast. The result is reliable performance, power efficiency and high image quality.
15.6" Full HD eDP Display
The GT60 has a 15.6" widescreen display features a Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio, which allow the GT60 to play 1080p HD video content natively. You can also output to an external display via the HDMI port or the Mini Display Port.
Killer Gaming Network
For an online multiplayer, the slightest bit of lag will throw off your game. That's why this MSI GT60 has a 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 jack to ensure you have the support for a fast-wired Internet connection. With Killer Gaming Network, the MSI GX60 automatically classifies and prioritizes latency-sensitive network traffic for online games, HD video and high-quality audio for better control and fewer buffering interruptions during your online experience.
802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0
When you need to go mobile, the 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi support allows you to maintain your Internet connection while being able to move around if necessary. There is also built-in Bluetooth 4.0 technology so you can connect your favorite peripherals, such as a wireless mouse.
Gaming Keyboard by Steel Series
The Steel Series keyboard was designed to provide an optimal gaming experience with full color backlit LED lighting, completely customizable, tactile feedback and highly efficient anti-ghosting capabilities.
The Return of the Start Button After many requests from Windows users, the Start button makes its triumphant return in Windows 8.1. While it may not be exactly the same as its predecessor in Windows 7, the Start button has two core functions. A left click on the Start button will take you to the Windows 8.1 Start screen featuring live tiles. A right click on the Start button brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control Panel, Network options and more.
Boot Directly to the Desktop
Windows 8.1 gives you the choice of booting to the Windows 8.1 Start screen with live tiles or booting to the familiar desktop screen of Windows 7. Users can also boot directly into an app or app view if they choose to.
To the Cloud
With Windows 8.1, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more.
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps.